How to Print Cardboard CD Sleeves

Updated February 21, 2017

There are many reasons why you might have CDs in need of a cardboard case. You may have made CD backups of your data and want to store them somewhere that isn't the spindle the blank CDs came on; you may have made a mix tape CD for a friend, or a CD of photos for a family member; or you may simply want to reduce the space taken up by your music collection by getting rid of the jewel cases. You can easily print out customised cardboard sleeves at home.

Download a blank CD sleeve template.

Launch your graphics editing software and open the template image.

Decorate your template using the graphics editing software. You can add a photo to the front of the sleeve and a list of contents to the back, for example.

Print out your customised template on the cardboard.

Cut the sleeve out with the scissors, fold it and glue it together.

Things You'll Need

  • Graphics editing software
  • Thin cardboard
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Glue
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Laurel Storm has been writing since 2001, and helping people with technology for far longer than that. Some of her articles have been published in "Messaggero dei Ragazzi", an Italian magazine for teenagers. She holds a Master of Arts in writing for television and new media from the University of Turin.